The past and future of public tax preparation

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02
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Webinar: The effects of the coronavirus outbreak on marginalized communities

Thursday, April 02, 2020

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm EDT

Online-only


As the coronavirus outbreak rapidly spreads, existing social and economic inequalities in society have been exposed and exacerbated. State and local governments across the country, on the advice of public health officials, have shuttered businesses of all types and implemented other social distancing recommendations. Such measures assume a certain basic level of affluence, which many in low-income and vulnerable communities do not have and as a result, millions of people have lost their jobs.

On Thursday, April 2, Governance Studies at Brookings hosted a webinar discussion to address how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting low-income and vulnerable communities. Panelists discussed what measures officials can take to protect marginalized communities as the country continues to fight the virus.

Viewers can submit questions for panelists by emailing events@brookings.edu or via Twitter at @BrookingsGov.

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